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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Red Card Arrives


Just got our RED Cards last week, as I wanted to help reduce the impact of aids on some of the poorest people in Africa, and Jane wanted to be more like Bono...or something like that. If you are thinking about changing your credit card, consider this one.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

What should I read next - the "What have I read?" list

These are the 25 most popular overall books at What Should I Read Next?, along with highlights showing my ratings:

I liked it!I didn't like it!I want to read it!
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
The Great Gatsby - F.Scott Fitzgerald
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
1984 - George Orwell
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Animal Farm: A Fairy Story - George Orwell
The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
Angels and Demons - Dan Brown
Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk

You can take the 'What have I read?' test now at the site or enter a book and get their suggestion of what to read next. There are eight different categories to try, but I am not sure that it does a better job than the recommendations at Amazon.